Scilly Birding: Joining the Madding Crowd


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Scilly Birding: Joining the Madding Crowd Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Brambleby Books Pages: 162 Illustrations and other contents: b&w illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781908241177 Categories: , ,
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...This is an easy read and after the first page I felt I was actually there myself! --Keith Betton, British Birds I found myself enjoying the fresh and lively reading experience offered by the book's unique style --David Campbell, Birdwatch ...For me, 1984 was my second exposure to the delights of Scilly and I was lucky enough to spend six weeks there (seeing, in addition to the birds listed above, both Eye-browed and Hermit Thrushes!). The antics recounted in this book (such as standing in the sea to see the Yellowthroat) therefore have a particular resonance. They capture a time and a place when little else mattered. We were young and we chased birds. Since those innocent days life has, of course, moved on and while many of us no longer crave quite the same sort of experience, this book perhaps at least reminds us of what we were. --Andy Stoddart, Rare Bird Alert

Author Biography

Simon Davey was born in Kent and educated at the King's School, Ely and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Natural history was his passion from his earliest days. After teaching biology and chemistry, he entered the museums profession as a biologist. For many years, he was Keeper of Biology at the Hampshire County Museum Service, as well as curator of the Red House Museum in Christchurch. In 1988, he became an independent consultant ecologist, specialising in botanical surveys and leading natural history holidays to various parts of the world. This also allowed him time to follow his love for birds and travel the length and breadth of Britain in pursuit of them.